What is the difference between "with respect to" or "in respect to" ?

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    Can you provide some more context. That is firstly show the dictionary definitions you are using. Secondly give examples of using the phrases in context. Finally, try to explain why you are confused. Thanks.
    – James K
    Commented Nov 19, 2022 at 9:01
  • It doesn't really need more context - one is right, the other is wrong. Commented Nov 20, 2022 at 18:27

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The phrase is 'with respect to'.

'In respect to' is just wrong. It is a mix between 'in respect of' and 'with respect to'.

See ELU: "In respect of" / "With respect to" and the Collins Dictionary

  • Right for sure. in respect of tends to be more British.
    – Lambie
    Commented Nov 20, 2022 at 20:41

"in respect to" most often means "about" or "concerning" or something similar, depending on context. It is a little unusual. "With respect" usually is a way of politely acknowledging another person, particularly one with authority. It can be sincere or ironic. But context could m,ake a large difference in either phrase.

  • OP typoed the body, the title refers to "respect to" in both versions, which makes this well off the mark. Personally, I'd always call 'in respect to' plain wrong. I found english.stackexchange.com/a/123288/99969 which agrees with me, as does Collins albeit less distinctly. Commented Nov 20, 2022 at 18:20

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